Sunday July 10th, at the ICCC, the American Saint Maximilien Kolbe Fraternity welcomed two new members. Dr. Matthew Sutton, professor of Theology at St John University, Queens, NY and his wife Elizabeth have been Heart’s Home USA friends for a couple of years. Recognizing a belonging and a desire to incarnate the charism of compassion in their everyday lives, they have committed to "unreserved readiness for anything, obedience as performative love, confession as a profound way of being present within God, and the importance of compassionate engagement with the secular world." ( Dr. Sutton’s own definition of the Heart’s Home mission, July 15, 2009)
The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Fraternities were born in 1997. They are a branch of the Heart’s Home’s spiritual family, whose members are lay people living the charism of Heart in the world. They recognize the charism as a path to holiness and wish to share the missionary spirit and culture of compassion of Heart’s Home. They live the adventure of being a consoling presence, as that of Mary’s, in their daily responsibilities to serve the Church and society.